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pat allen 27th March 2006 03:16 PM

Question about commercial class D amps...
Is there anything available yet as a true commercial D amp, that is supposedly "hifi" ??
not a kit, but something finished, or the the last, integrated with DSP and tuner,...?


Kennyken 27th March 2006 09:07 PM

Yes the Sony Tan88b it was an awsome beast, very prone to self destruction. Check out the link.
:hot: :hot: :hot:


pat allen 27th March 2006 10:20 PM

yeah, that is a very cool amp.

i was meaning like "today"...

i was talking with a guy here that works for a hi end audio supplier (not commercial by any means, he sells polk audio, harman, krell,YBA,...), he wasnt sure whats about a class D amp, so i guess there is very few on the market for now...the guy is not bs, he knows hifi...


I was hoping to see one, to see the actual spec...



Deltat 28th March 2006 12:48 AM

While i was working at Klipsch back in the summer of 2003 i remember doing some testing of some Class-D amplifiers for the HTIB they were going to produce. What direction they ended up taking im not sure.

Ric Schultz 28th March 2006 04:35 AM

tons of class D amps available
I don't know where your friend has been but there are many many high end class D amps available. Some companies use the Tripath chip set (older Bel-Canto, Audio Research, Carver, Teac, etc.). You can get a 10 watt Tripath amp from Red Wine Audio that is suppose to be great. Other companies use the B&O Ice Power modules (H20, Roland, PS Audio, later Bel-Cantos). Still other companies use the Hypex UCD modules (Channel Island Audio and myself). Then there are those companies that make their own Class D modules and sell complete amps with them (Spectron, Nuforce). Also several new companies selling modules as well. And last but not least there are those pure digital receivers/amps like the TACT, Panasonic and JVC receivers, Sony amps and receivers......lots to choose from. I am sure I left out several.

phase_accurate 28th March 2006 05:13 AM

If you want a class-d amp from a cult high-end manufacturer - Accuphase just released its PX 650.

Rotel has RB 1091 and RB 1092 using ICEpower AFAIK.



soongsc 28th March 2006 09:40 AM

I have a class D USB dongle on my desk ready for some listening.

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